The Lucerne headquartered brand Carl F. Bucherer has created a unique timepiece for “Only Watch 2015 known as the Manero ChronoPerpetual created in white gold. Limited to a single model, this watch is to be auctioned off as the culmination of a global roadshow at the “Only Watch” auction for the benefit of the Monaco Association Against Muscular Dystrophy(AMM) to be held in Geneva on November 7. This donation marks the first time Carl F. Bucherer is participating in “Only Watch”.
The watch features a “grand complication” perpetual calendar. The Manero ChronoPerpetual is able to show the date, day, month, year and moon phase without requiring correction. The mechanism accommodates the differing month lengths so it will only require manual adjustment until the year 2100. For that is when an intercalary year is skipped, i.e. when the year is divisible by 100 but not by 400. The Manero ChronoPerpetual additionally combines the perpetual calendar with a complete chronograph. The complexity of such a timekeeping mechanism makes this watch a masterpiece. The Manero ChronoPerpetual OnlyWatch 2015 is made of pure white gold. The date of the auction in November is embossed on the black dial in a striking red, complemented by an elegant black alligator leather band. Documenting its uniqueness, an engraving on the case back reads: Only Watch 2015 – Pièce unique – Fabriquée en Suisse.
All the single-edition timepieces for Only Watch 2015 will be displayed to the public in an exhibition, which will travel around the globe, starting in Monaco on September 23. The final stop for this roadshow of exclusive timepieces then comes in November for auction in Geneva, where watch enthusiasts and collectors from all over the world will have a chance to become the owner of unrivaled watchmaking excellence.